Viewership for game 7 of the Bruins Vs Maple Leafs sets insane records

Hunter Bowman
May 8, 2024  (4:02 PM)

The Maple Leafs & Bruins during the game 7 hand shake lineup
Photo credit: NHL.com

Record numbers of North American viewers tuned into the nail-biting Game 7 showdown between the Boston Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

While the result may have disappointed Leafs fans, the NHL is likely thrilled with the viewership records shattered during the game. This Game 7 clash has now become the most-watched first-round game in the history of the NHL playoffs, drawing unprecedented audiences in both Canada and the United States.
In the U.S., this pivotal game attracted the largest NHL viewership in 12 years, according to SportsMediaWatch.com.
"Saturday's Maple Leafs-Bruins first round Stanley Cup playoff Game 7 averaged a 1.6 rating and 3.24 million viewers on ABC, marking the largest first round NHL audience in 12 years — since Bruins-Capitals Game 6 on NBC in 2012 (3.52M). The Bruins' win topped the previous high of 3.10 million set by their upset loss to the Panthers in a Game 7 on TNT last year (3.10M)."

Meanwhile, in Canada, the game set a new record on Sportsnet, becoming the network's most-watched NHL game ever.
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Leafs vs. Bruins Game 7 was the most-watched hockey game ever on Sportsnet! 📈

The league confirmed that this final matchup of the Bruins-Maple Leafs series was the most-watched first-round NHL game on record. With such intense interest, the NHL is no doubt looking forward to what the rest of the playoffs will bring, especially with an intriguing all-Canadian matchup on the horizon.
"Across North America (CBC/SN/TVA Sports/ABC), the Toronto/Boston Game 7 delivered 8.823MM viewers making it the most watched First Round game across North America on record and second most non-Stanley Cup Final game across North America on record."

The Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks are set to face off in a highly anticipated second-round series starting Wednesday night. It's the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1992, and it will be interesting to see if the viewership numbers can match the excitement of the Bruins-Leafs finale.
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Game 7 between Maple Leafs and Bruins draws a record number of viewers
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